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Barnacle Backlash: Twitter reacts to new OU Parking and Transportation enforcement tool

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OU Parking Enforcement Supervisor Larry Kious types in a code to attach the Barnacle to a windshield in the Jenkins parking garage Jan. 14.

On Tuesday, OU Parking and Transportation Services unveiled plans to implement a new parking enforcement device.

The device, called a barnacle, will be used as a towing alternative on vehicles with three 30-day outstanding fines. Director of Parking and Transportation Services, Kris Glenn, said the device is intended to be "a friendlier way than putting a boot on a vehicle and towing a vehicle,” but some have criticized the device.

Here's how the OU community reacted on Twitter:

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